Block 57 – Starting Point

57 Splendid Sampler Lissa Alexander block multiv2

Designer: Lissa Alexander, Moda Lissa

Techniques : Patchwork

Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom): Lissa Alexander,  Lissa AlexanderKatja MarekLaura FlynnJoan Ford,  Cat Demack,  Frances Newcombe, and Amy Smart

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The Splendid Sampler Lissa Alexander

Lissa Alexander Mine isn’t as much about techniques vs. have fun, keep learning and experimenting with everything you create. That is why these 6″ blocks are so perfect to play with. If you are unhappy with your fabric choices on a block, try again. I continue to learn about different fabric placement and how it relates a completely different look. This community of quilters is the biggest show and tell which will inspire so many ideas and options.

Lissa is  multi-talented. She is an amazing designer, the quilts above have all been published in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and her ‘day job’ is head of Marketing for Moda fabrics.  When I first enter the business side of the quilt industry, I was working with the Indygo Junction company.  I can clearly remember being asked ‘have you talked to Lissa yet’.   Nobody in this industry needs to add her last name.. we ALL know who ‘Lissa’ is!

When I partnered with American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine for my online recorded Weekly Talk Show, Lissa and the Moda team joined right in to support my show and the industry … it wouldn’t be the same without their support!

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Lissa always has a way with words … She really does think of EVERYTHING to make a project run smoothly. So she made 2 versions of her block for us, her traditional block and a modern one. Don’t they look SO different in collage!

So I had to share with you her envelope for her blocks… do you think the people at the post office read these notes?


To me, this is a ‘Classic’ Lissa quilt. She mixes fabric looks. Take that very traditional border print in cream, with navy and yellow and lots of pizzaz! I bet you anything that in this scrappy quilt are fabric lines from the traditional Moda designers and the contemporary designers. She has an amazing eye for this.

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Here are a few of the books you’ll find Lissa’s designs in or that she organized!

Jane and I also want to thank Lissa and the Entire Moda team for supporting our project, sending fabric out to designers and being amazing every single day!

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